Get Messy Art Podcast

Tools Over Rules with Laurel Greenfield

Together with Caylee Grey and guests, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.

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I have a massive girlcrush on Laurel. If you’ve ever struggled to create art that looks like the art going on in your head, then you’re going to discover your newest girlcrush too. If you’re a food person, same thing. Hell, if you are a living, breathing, creative, then Laurel will find her way to the top of your list.

Laurel’s workshop (for Get Messy members only): How to Get Your Vision from the Journal to the Canvas without Making Dull, Flat Paintings

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Podcast Show Notes

We discuss:

  • FOOD! and its magical ability to connect
  • art school as a choice
  • creating art that looks like you
  • perfectionism and perfectionist tendencies
  • nurturing yourself and your art
  • the value of not knowing what you’re doing
  • markers of good art
  • Laurel’s Vision to Canvas method
  • slowing down – the arrival vs. the journey
  • top down vs bottom up creating
  • bringing all of you to the page or canvas
  • having a base set of skills and the idea of intuitiveness from knowledge
  • closing the gap and embracing where you are

“Take the pressure off and just keep making art. The answer is in your painting”

– Laurel Greenfield

Here’s the painting Laurel was talking about:

Ira Glass on the Creative Process

Laurel Greenfield

Laurel Greenfield is an acrylic painter based in Boston. She specializes in helping other painters get their vision from their head to the canvas so they can make paintings that pop. She loves to create vibrant paintings of food that capture her most nostalgic and joyful memories.

Caylee Grey, host of Get Messy

The Get Messy Podcast

I'm Caylee Grey. Creator of Get Messy, official fairy freaking artmother and your pro excuse-squashing ninja.

In the Get Messy podcast I’ll be chatting to a selection of amazing, real-life humans just like you are who are dealing with the very same barriers … but overcoming them to create their art.

Together, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.